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The Cotton Club

By: Haskins, Jim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004464

ISBN: 0394733924

Condition: Very Good


170 pages; numerous b&w illustrations. "In pictures and text Jim Haskins tells the story: the gangsters who owned it; the celebrities who packed its tables; the performers; the famous acts; the music." Social history, prohibition, the Depression, war. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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A Documentary History of Art, Volume 1, The Middle Ages and the Renaissance

By: Holt, Elizabeth Gilmore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 004806

ISBN: 0691003335

Condition: Very Good


380 pages; b&w illustrations. "... unique collection of notebooks, letters, treatises, and contracts dealing with the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance." Previous owner's name on first endpaper. Otherwise, clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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Classical Narratives in Master Drawings

By: Howard, Seymour (edited by)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sacramento/Davis, E.B. Crocker Art Gallery/U. of California: 1972

Seller ID: 001280

Condition: Very Good


64 pages; 49 b&w illustrations. Illustrations are gathered at the back of the book; earlier are offered comprehensive essays on each. Schools of Italian, French, Dutch, Danish and German are included. Clean and tight within; covers and spine with light wear. View more info

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Larousse Encyclopedia of Prehistoric and Ancient Art

By: Huyghe, René

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Prometheus Press: 1957

Seller ID: 003567

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


414 pages; numerous illustrations, color and b&w. Prehistoric, primitive and ancient arts on all continents. Clean throughout; binding is tight. View more info

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The Story of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times

By: Janson, H. W. and Dora Jane Janson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harry Abrams: 1966

Seller ID: 000130

ISBN: 0-8109-2068-9

Condition: Very Good


168 pages. Beautifully illustrated with 65 full-page color reproductions, this is a handsome introduction to western painting especially for children. Boards are sunned along the top edge; jacket has small chips along the front edge. View more info

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The Story of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times

By: Janson, H. W. and Dora Jane Janson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harry Abrams: 1977

Seller ID: 000131

ISBN: 0-8109-2068-9

Condition: Very Good.


176 pages. Updated version of the Jansons' collaborative work, this is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the history of western painting, from prehistoric cave paintings to Pop Art. Nearly as new. View more info

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Linley Sambourne House

By: Jervis, Simon; Leonee Ormond; Anne Countess of Rosse (Foreword)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, The Victorian Society: 1987

Seller ID: 004969

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; illustrations, color and b&w. Swanbourne Family Tree. Clean throughout, flat, no tears or marks; tight binding. View more info

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The Age of Baroque

By: Kitson, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1966

Seller ID: 002732

Condition: Very Good


176 pages; 200 illustrations, 100 color; endpaper maps; charts; glossary. The author was Lecturer in the History of Art at Courtauld Institute of Art. From the series, Landmarks of the World's Art. View more info

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The Visual Dialogue: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Art

By: Knobler, Nathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1971

Seller ID: 003064

ISBN: 0-03-014256-3

Condition: Very Good


502 pages; numerous illustrations, color and b&w. Like abstract but want to understand what they see in a Bierstadt landscape? Why do they line-up at The Metropolitan like that? View more info

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The World of Vermeer: 1632-1675

By: Koningsberger, Hans

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 002781

Condition: Fine


192 pages; numerous color and b&w illustrations. Well done, enjoyably readable primer on the subject; one of the series Time-Life Library of Art in a paperboard slipcase with applied color illustration: book and slipcase "as new". An interesting chapter tells the story of the Vermeer forger, Han van Meegeren, who operated in the 1940s. View more info

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Svenska Stolar Efter Hollandsk-Engelska Forebilder (Swedish Chairs showing Anglo-Dutch influence) ; A Rohsska Konstslojdmuseets Publikation

By: Lagerquist, Marshall

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Goteborg, Eurographik: 1987

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 001649

ISBN: 91-970534-8-1

Condition: Fine


106 pages. This is a 1987 facsimile of the 1946 first edition. An essay of about 40 pages addresses the influence of Dutch and especially English influence on Swedish cabinetmaking in the 18th century. Until then outside European influence was mainly French. Following the essay (in Swedish) and a short English summary a section portrays a number of chairmakers' marks, then a section of 80 photo-illustrations of chairs, and finally line drawings showing especially profile... View more info

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Reflections on Art: A Source Book of Writings by Artists, Critics, and Philosophers

By: Langer, Susanne K. (Edited by)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 002644

ISBN: 0195006941

Condition: Very Good


364 pages. Twenty-six essays comprising art criticism and philosophy of aesthetics. Clean throughout; page margins darkened. View more info

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Panorama des Arts 1947

By: Lassaigne, Jacques ; Raymond Cogniat; Marcel Zahar

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Paris, Aimery Somogy: 1948

Seller ID: 004480

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


304 pages; numerous b&w illustrations. A month-by-month report of the art events of 1947. Includes reviews, criticism, opinion, exhibitions in venues around the world. French text. Clean throughout. A light vertical crease on the first 12 pages, including front endpaper and title page. Dustjacket chipped at the spine and edges are worn. View more info

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Movements in Art since 1945: Issues and Concepts - Third Edition, revised and expanded

By: Lucie-Smith, Edward

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Thames and Hudson: 1995

Seller ID: 002641

ISBN: 0500202826

Condition: Very Good


304 pages; 263 illustrations, 78 color. View more info

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Europe in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By: Marandel, J. Patrice (introduction)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1987

Seller ID: 001164

ISBN: 0-87099-451-4

Condition: Fine


160 pages plus maps at rear; 122 color illustrations. The MMA's presentation of their collection of late 18-century and early 19th-century European art as represented by the "finest objects in this curatorial department"; the seventh in a series of twelve volumes describing the MMA's collections. Rich red cloth with gilt titles. View more info

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L' AMORE Dall'Olimpo all'alcova

By: Marzano, Marziano; Giulio Macchi; Omar Calabrese; Mario Trevi [et al.]

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Milano, Mazzotta: 1992

Seller ID: 002581

ISBN: 8820210304

Condition: Very Good


331 pages; numerous color illustrations. 12 essays.Nudes and lovemaking in art described in twelve essays by as many authors. More than 200 pages of color illustrations. Ex-Museum of Modern Art Library: only markings are 2 small labels and a rubber stamo in the margin of a preliminary page. Italian text. View more info

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The World of Delacroix: 1798-1863

By: Prideaux, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 002778

Condition: Fine


196 pages; numerous color and b&w illustrations. Well done, enjoyably readable primer on the subject; one of the series Time-Life Library of Art in a paperboard slipcase with applied color illustration: book and slipcase "as new". View more info

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Louvre, Paris

By: Regoli, Gigetta Dalli; [et al.]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Newsweek & Arnold Mondadori Editore: 1981

Seller ID: 002313

ISBN: 0-88225-229-1

Condition: Very Good


171 pages; numerous color illustrations. Preface by René Huyghe of the French Academy; text by five scholars familiar with the works; each of the great Louvre collections (Ancient Egypt, Persia, Christian Egypt, France, Italy, Flanders, etc.) is covered; history of the building and the collections; bibliography; index of illustrations. Clean and tight, nearly fine. View more info

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Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage

By: Rubin, William S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art: 1968

Seller ID: 003156

Condition: Very Good


252 pages; 294 illustrations, most are b&w. Pages are slightly age-darkened at the edges; the corners of some pages are crimped. View more info

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Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions

By: Schapiro, Meyer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1997

Seller ID: 000163

ISBN: 0-8076-1420-3

Condition: Very Good


359 pages. Schapiro explores Impressionism and its relationship to contemporary cultural events and features, including photography, the railroad, urban life, science, and literature. An expansion of Schapiro's 1961 Pattin lectures at Indiana University, this volume was published posthumously following Schapiro's death in 1996. View more info